At age 16 Twiggy, now a British fashion model was called “the face of 1966” by the Daily Express Newspaper. With her boyish thin build, crop haircut and heavy false eyelashes (wearing three pairs at a time), she represented the teens of the swinging sixties. By 1967 she was in all the major fashion magazines, had her own line of clothing, and was modeling internationally. She appeared on the cover of the Paris version of Vogue magazine, Elle, and others. Considering her 5’ 6”, 112 pound frame it is amazing that she was even considered for modeling. Originally she planned to do head shots because she was told she was too short to model. Interestingly she wasn’t just a model, but is considered the world’s first Super Model.
|Twiggy on the cover of two Seventeen Magazines (1967)|
In 1967 (the height of her career) her popularity grew even more when she came to America to model and promote her new clothing line. She was so popular that Mattel released a Twiggy doll (stock #1185) after her. This blonde short haired teen was the first doll released depicting a real live person. She was on the market for only two years; 1967 and 1968.
|Twiggy's Eyes (top) & Casey's Eyes (bottom)|
Twiggy came dressed in a yellow, blue, and green short knit mini dress, with matching yellow boots. She wore her Twiggy wrist tag, came with a clear stand, and a little fashion booklet.
|Twiggy in her Original Box|